IBWAA Votes Guerrero, Rodriguez to Hall of Fame

The always ahead of the curve Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) on Wednesday announced it has voted Vladimir Guerrero and Ivan Rodriguez into the Hall of Fame on their first time on the ballot. That other, less inclusive, group announces its vote later in the day.

Both received 84.54% of the vote. Mike Mussina got 74.88%, missing by one vote. Trevor Hoffman also just missed with 73.91%

But the big story is that Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens also received more than 70% of the vote — 73.43% and 71.50% respectively. They should get in next year, showing how voters are becoming more accepting of players connected to PEDs.

However, players who failed tests are still having a tough time. On his first time on the ballot, Manny Ramirez received 52.66% of the vote.

Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines are expected to be voted in by the BBWAA. The IBWAA has already voted them (and Edgar Martinez) in, so they did not appear on our ballot.

Here’s my ballot.

And here is the complete vote:

Player Name Votes Percentage
Iván Rodríguez 175 84.54%
Vladimir Guerrero 175 84.54%
Mike Mussina 155 74.88%
Trevor Hoffman 153 73.91%
Barry Bonds 152 73.43%
Roger Clemens 148 71.50%
Curt Schilling 120 57.97%
Larry Walker 117 56.52%
Manny Ramírez 109 52.66%
Gary Sheffield 91 43.96%
Fred McGriff 85 41.06%
Billy Wagner 84 40.58%
Jeff Kent 80 38.65%
Sammy Sosa 68 32.85%
Lee Smith 65 31.40%
Jorge Posada 32 15.46%
Tim Wakefield 8 3.86%
Jason Varitek 7 3.38%
Matt Stairs 6 2.90%
Magglio Ordóñez 5 2.42%
Edgar Rentería 4 1.93%
Arthur Rhodes 2 0.97%
Derrek Lee 2 0.97%
J.D. Drew 2 0.97%
Pat Burrell 2 0.97%
Casey Blake 1 0.48%
Melvin Mora 1 0.48%
Mike Cameron 1 0.48%
Carlos Guillén 0 0.00%
Freddy Sánchez 0 0.00%
Orlando Cabrera 0 0.00%

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